Biggest Concerns the Minnesota Vikings Still Must Address After 2013 NFL Draft

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Biggest Concerns the Minnesota Vikings Still Must Address After 2013 NFL Draft
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It's hard to argue against the success of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2013 NFL draft.

The team selected defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes with the 23rd and 25th pick, respectively. Both were top positions of need and filled major holes for the defense.

The offense then received a major upgrade after general manager Rick Spielman decided to trade back into the first round and select wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson with the 29th pick—a selection that sent New England the Vikings' second, third, fourth and seventh-round picks.

Although this forced Minnesota to sit out Day 2 of the draft, few teams can compare its first three players selected against the Vikings' first-round haul.

Day 3 included six total selections, addressing linebacker (Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti), offensive guard (Jeff Baca and Travis Bond) and defensive tackle (Everett Dawkins).

Oh, and the Vikings selected the first punter of the draft in the fifth round—Jeff Locke out of UCLA.

So where does that leave the team heading into 2013?

Last season saw the biggest turnaround in team history with a 10-6 record and a playoff appearance.

Let's take a look at the top areas of concern still plaguing the Vikings after the NFL draft.

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